MD/MPH Program

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Our MD/MPH program is one of only a few in the U.S. that offers the opportunity to obtain both the medical and public health degrees in four years. The MD/MPH program offers a four-year curriculum that truly integrates much of the MD and the MPH coursework. Several new courses in both the MD curriculum and the MPH curriculum have been developed in order to enhance this integration. This is not a program that merely delivers two separate degrees. The integrated curriculum addresses the knowledge, skills, and experiences fundamental to those competencies required of a public health physician at the time of graduation from medical school.

In addition to providing an outstanding foundation in the sciences basic to the practice of medicine and the pathophysiology of disease, the first two years at the Miami medical campus emphasize building a foundation and a community perspective in the principles of public health. Students move to the regional campus in Palm Beach County for years three and four of the program where the emphasis is on applying those principles to the clinical practice of public health while working in community teaching hospitals and public health department clinics and programs.

The MPH coursework has been incorporated to the MD degree added without the need to replace any existing courses in the MD curriculum. This is accomplished by:

  • Beginning   MPH  studies the summer before starting medical school;
  • Completing   MPH  coursework during one afternoon, three hours per week, during parts of the first, second, and third years;
  • Using the shortened second year to complete   MPH  courses after taking the   USMLE  Step 1 examination and before starting the clinical clerkships;
  • Transferring nine credits of MD coursework to fulfill the 45-credits required for the   MPH  degree.
  • Average Program Duration:  4 years
  • Number of required credits:  211 total (36 MPH and 170.5 MD credits)

MD Curriculum

The total requirements for the MD portion of the MD/MPH joint degree are 170.5 credits. The credits must be completed to complete the core, internships, and electives requirements.

  • MD Core Courses (152.5 credits)
    MDR 550 CMC Introduction to the Medical Profession (3 credits)
    MDR 551 CMC Fundamentals of Biomedical Science I (8 credits)
    MDR 552 CMC Integration of Public Health and Medicine 1 (1 credit)
    MDR 553 CMC Physicianship Skills I (2 credits)
    MDR 554 CMC Fundamentals of Biomedical Science II (5 credits)
    MDR 555 CMC Fundamentals of Biomedical Science III (6 credits)
    MDR 556 CMC Integration of Public Health and Medicine 2 (2 credits)
    MDR 557 CMC Physicianship Skills II (3 credits)
    MDR 558 CMC Neuroscience and Behavioral Science (9 credits)
    MDR 559 CMC Cardiovascular System (7 credits)
    MDR 650 CMC Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition (3 credits)
    MDR 651 CMC Respiratory System (5 credits)
    MDR 652 CMC Renal System (5 credits)
    MDR 653 CMC Inflammation and Infectious Disease (4 credits)
    MDR 654 CMC Hematology and Oncology (5 credits)
    MDR 655 CMC Endocrinology and Reproduction (5 credits)
    MDR 656 CMC Integration of Public Health and Medicine 3 (5.5 credits)
    MDR 657 CMC Physicianship Skills 3 (5 credits)
    MDR 659 CMC Dermatology and Ophthalmology (2 credits)
    MDR 756 RMC Core Integrated Internal Medicine Clerkship (12 credits)
    MDR 757 JFK Neurology Clerkship (4 credits)
    MDR 758 RMC Core Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship (6 credits)
    MDR 759 RMC Core Pediatrics Clerkship (6 credits)
    MDR 760 RMC Core Psychiatry Clerkship (6 credits)
    MDR 761 RMC Core Integrated Surgery Clerkship (12 credits)
    MDR 764 RMC Core Family Medicine Clerkship (6 credits)
    MDR 765 RMC Community Public Health Practicum (2 credits)
    MDR 805 Geriatrics: Morse Center Palm Beach (2 credits)
    MDR 990 HCH Emergency Medicine Clerkship (4 credits)
    MDR 1003 Public Health Sub-Internship (4 credits)
    MDR 1030 Transition to Clinical Rotations (1 credits)
  • Sub-Internship A Options (4 credits)
    MDR 819 Family Medicine Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 847 JMH Medicine Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 857 Maternal Fetal Medicine Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 892 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 897 Pediatrics Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 958 UMH Medicine Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 959 JFK Medicine Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 961 MIA VAMC Medicine Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 1028 HCH Medicine Sub-I (4 credits)
  • Sub-Internship B Options (4 credits)
    MDR 852 Neurosurgery Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 856 Gynecologic Oncology Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 863 Orthopedic Trauma Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 875 Otolaryngology Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 917 Burn Unit Sub-I
    MDR 919 Cardiothoracic Surgery Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 920 General Surgery EI Sub-I(4 credits)
    MDR 921 General Surgery EII Sub-I(4 credits)
    MDR 922 General Surgery EIII Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 927 Pediatric Surgery Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 937 Urology Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 941 HCH Cardiothoracic Surgery Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 943 General Surgery E IV Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 944 MIA VAMC General Surgery Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 948 JFK Surgery Sub-I (4 credits)
    MDR 1029 Plastic Surgery SUB-I (4 credits)
  • MD Electives (14 credits)
    Electives may include any 800+ level course EXCEPT the following:
    MDR 805 Geriatrics: Morse Center Palm Beach (2 credits)
    MDR 812 Emergency Medicine Clerkship (4 credits)
    MDR 909 Radiology Clerkship (4 credits)
    MDR 957 Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Clerkship (4 credits)
    MDR 990 HCH Emergency Medicine Clerkship (4 credits)
    MDR 1003 Public Health Sub-Internship (4 credits)
    MDR 1030 Transition to Clinical Rotations (1 credits)

MPH Curriculum

The total requirements for the MPH portion of the MD/MPH joint degree are 36 credits. The credits must be completed to complete the core requirements.

  • MPH Core Courses (36 credits)
    EPH 600 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
    EPH 603 Medical Biostatistics (3 credits)
    EPH 617 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (3 credits)
    EPH 621 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    EPH 641 Aspects of Environmental Health (3 credits)
    EPH 651 Research Methods (3 credits)
    EPH 652 Health Policy (3 credits)
    EPH 653 Leading Changes in Public Health
    EPH 655 Health Economics (3 credits)
    EPH 660 Public Health Seminar (3 credits)
    EPH 680 Practical Field Experience (3 credits)
    EPH 681 Capstone Experience Project (3 credits)

For curriculum information and course descriptions, please click on the right.

Reminder: Prospective students must apply to the MD/MPH program through the AMCAS system.